All four football teams in Calhoun County hit the field Monday morning to begin preparing for the Aug. 17 season opener.
Authorities are cautioning area merchants about an ongoing scam trying to seek sponsorships for a false library program.
The Calhoun County School Board began a process Monday night that could result in a random student drug testing program for high school students this upcoming school year.
As part of a comprehensive effort to improve student health, Bruce High School plans to install new kitchen equipment and eliminate frying as a food preparation method.
Charles Winfred Parker, 89 of Charleston, died on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, MS. He was born and raised in Vardaman, MS and on May 10, 1948 in Pheba, MS was married to Dorothy Moore Parker. Mr. Parker served his country during WWII in the U. S. Army and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. In addition to being a Vocational Agricultural teacher at Charleston High School he was active in the community as a Mason, 50 year plus member of the Lions Club, Mississippi State University Alumnus and member of First Baptist Church in Charleston, MS.
Jeraldine Gahagan Wooten, 77, of Coffeeville, died July 28, 2012 at her residence. She was born June 17, 1935 in Houston, the daughter of Luther Thomas and Amy Gertrude Deaton Gahagan. She was a homemaker and member of Bruce First United Methodist Church.
Mae Wilda Holmes, 76, of Vardaman, died July 25, 2012 at Community Hospice ln Verona. Her funeral service was Saturday at 11 a.m. at Midway MB?Church in Vardaman.
Dorothy Faye Harville, 82, of Derma, died July 28, 2012 at Calhoun Health Service Nursing Home, Calhoun City. She was born August 10, 1929 in Calhoun County, the daughter of Ira and Euris Tutor McCormick. She was a member of Duncan Hill Baptist Church and previously worked for Kellwood Garment Co., and in the furniture industry. She was a homemaker and devoted mother and grandmother.
Calhoun Academy's Lady Cougars have started the softball season with a strong start.
More than half of Mississippi's school districts have chosen an abstinence-only approach to sex education, starting in the upcoming school year. Eighty-one districts have chosen that approach, according to a list released Friday by the state Department of Education. Seventy-one, including Calhoun County, have chosen abstinence-plus, which could include the mention of contraception -- but still without any demonstration of condoms.